Salvaging the Time: Order of the Day

The mind flutters in
The wind, gets washed

Like dirty linen in public, and
The sun fails to take away

The dampen spirit of the
Men and women, squabbling for

Space, homes, bread and peace.
With peace in pieces they wander

Aimlessly down the city roads,
Looking for a healthy resort!

With the Lord perhaps going to sleep
They are left without a guard and a guardian

As time’s fury assault them
Out of their existence, almost!

Salvaging the time is
The order of the day!

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. His blog is “Existential Problems”. His poems and prose have been published by several on=line publications including Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, etc. Pranab has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age; a translation of a book of Bengali short stories, “Bougainvillea and Other Stories” (English translation title). His second book of poems and first solo book, “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017), was published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His second collection of poems, “Vision of the World and Other Poems”, was published by in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.